Advice: The most valuable service that I offer is advice on how to respond to problems.
Advocacy: Protecting your rights in and out of the Court Room.
Criminal Law: Representation in all types of prosecution (eg Police, Civil Aviation Authority, Customs and other government agencies).
Traffic Law: Representation in drink driving; careless or dangerous or reckless driving and related offences. Limited Licenses ('work licenses').
Relationship Property Law: Advice, planning, contracting out, division of property after separation, applications to the Courts, enforcement of agreements and court orders.
Aviation Law: Advice, advocacy and action (in and out of the courtroom) on all matters relating to your aviation activities.
A fee may be a fixed fee or an hourly rate.
A case in which a fixed fee is appropriate is one where I have a clear understanding of its complexity and the time it will take to resolve. I will quote a fee covering taking instructions, advising, preparing for court and court appearances.
Fixed fees are good for client and lawyer as they give certainty to all concerned. The client knows where he or she is financially and knows that a fixed fee is a powerful incentive for me to resolve matters promptly and to their satisfaction.
With complicated and time consuming matters the fee will usually be calculated at a rate per hour times the number of hours it takes to carry out your instructions. Sometimes I can quote or estimate a fee for each stage of the case.
Work which needs to be done urgently may cost more than non-urgent work.
Disbursements are expenses that I incur on your behalf such as copying and printing, court filing fees and travel and accommodation. Disbursements are additional to fees.
Barrister & Solicitor
03 477 1719
027 622 8428
"I work towards early resolution and encourage my clients to accept a result that is cost effective."